FOBB campaign against Marchioness jetty

A second planning application has been lodged by Dr and Mrs Hugh Pratt for the ‘reinstatement of an historic landing stage for use associated with Marchioness site’. The Friends of Bathurst Basin are strongly opposed to the scheme and it forms the latest of their three campaigns.

More information on the FOBB website.

FOBB campaign

Friends of Bathurst Basin (FOBB) are very concerned about proposals to build a block of flats in the railway cutting alongside Guinea Street (picture on the right). It will destroy the view of an historical feature – the railway tunnel opening that linked Temple Meads station with Bristol harbourside. And the current proposal is simply too dominant. Barossa Place, Jubilee Place and parts of the General will be seriously affected.

More information on the FOBB Campaigns page.

New cycle stands

For the fitter Landing residents and their fit friends and family, new bicycle stands have been installed behind Byzantine Court.

Forthcoming Lightship Theatre presentation

Startled Cat! Theatre Company will present Checkpoint by Saito Hawkins at the John Sebastian’s Lightship Theatre on Sunday July 28th. Briony Pope writes, ‘This entertaining tragi-comedy concerns the fate of those who would risk death in the hope of finding a better life. It reflects recent political events and is grounded in the dark lessons of the past.’ Read more “Forthcoming Lightship Theatre presentation”

Harbour Festival 19th-21st July 2019

Picture courtesy of Bristol Harbour Festival

Following the problems during last year’s Harbour Festival, the Amenities Company directors met with Richmond Event Management to discuss security around Merchants Landing during this year’s festival .

As in previous years there will be stalls the length of Merchants Quay. At our request the entrances from Bathurst Parade, Merchants Quay and the pedestrian entrance in Wapping Road will all be fenced off.

Read more “Harbour Festival 19th-21st July 2019”